Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Morgan Taylor, Illustrator/Songwriter, who both call New York, home.
In their b.c. (before children) years, these people thought nothing of staying out till 2 or even 4AM. But now all nighters mean a teething toddler or child with the stomach flu. Hitting a bar at 11AM, to rock out with your progeny, is better than never getting out at all. And it's lots more fun than dropping your whole pay check on a sitter and staying out till the wee hours, only to have two crazed monkeys jump on your hung over head at the crack of dawn, begging for breakfast!
This particular show was big with the preschool set, but that may have as much to do with the demographics of Schuba's Family Series, as Gustafer's appeal. The kids' ages in the audience seemed to peak around Kindergarten and top out around 4th grade. However, my 3rd grader found himself head bopping and singing along during the show, despite my fears that he might find the songs too babyish. Honestly, most of the adults in the audience were laughing and singing along at least as much as the little ones.
Mellow Yellow, by Donovan, both kids clamored for a Gustafer disc. The girl is thrilled with her purple tee, featuring Slimothy the eel, making a lovely S, for Sagezilla. And they both were excited about all the free temp tattoos of Yellowgold and his odd assortment of cohorts.
My kids had a good time exploring Gustafer Yellowgold's web site, once we got home. The games are geared toward older children. They played the "Remembery" matching games and had a dessert smashing good time, increasing their reflexes in a game called "Cake Smasher", based on Gustafer's hobby. They also loved Eel Duck Bounce and "Shrimpin, Prawn Dangerland Game".
Check out Gustafer's site for silly games, songs, upcoming shows, merch, and news.